Tura acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. With solidarity and friendship we say thank you.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the Tura website contains names, images and voices of people who have passed away.
Kulininpalaju is a long-term creative program partnership between Tura, Martumili Artists (MMA) and supported by BHP. The program provides Martu artists with a series of creative collaborations facilitated by leading Australian sound artists, which will culminate in a sound composition for the Warrarnku Ninti Light Show, presented as part of Martumili and Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)’s yearly programming.
Following the approach of Martumili painters when producing visual art works for wider Australian and international audiences, the program explores the extensive possibilities of sound art in sharing Country, supporting intergenerational knowledge transfer, and providing fulfilling cultural experiences for Martu mob.
Philip Samartzis is sound artist, curator and researcher investigating the social and environmental conditions informing remote wilderness regions and their communities. The sound recordings he makes deploying advanced audio technologies are used within teaching, exhibition, broadcast and publication to demonstrate the transformative effects of climate change within a contemporary art context. Read more.
Annika is a sound artist with an eclectic and genre-diverse practice. She performs under the monikers Nika Mo, Great Statue, and contributes to the local ecology of experimental sound both as an individual and as a co-director of Tone List label. Annika facilitates sound-based creative projects with Martu, Gija, Bunuba, Gooniyandi and Walmatjarri language groups.
Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. After long and cautious observation of other desert artists’ experiences of the art market.
The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.
Kulininpalaju is a long-term creative program partnership between Tura, Martumili Artists (MMA) and supported by BHP.
Tura and the artists thank the communities that have partnered with us and the Martu and Nyiyaparli people for their ongoing care, custodianship and connection to the land. Thank you to the Elders and community members who have welcomed us onto Country.
Images by Anna Spencer.